Cape Argus - - METRO -

I WAS amazed to read Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech, at the Des­mond Tutu International Peace Lecture, (“SA not yet free – Ramaphosa”, Cape Ar­gus, Oc­to­ber 9).

In­ter­est­ing to note how he blames apartheid for hunger, home­less­ness, il­lit­er­acy and un­em­ploy­ment.

In all the years the ANC has been in power, why have they not done some­thing about this?

He also says we can­not talk of true free­dom when 10% has more wealth than the re­main­ing 90% com­bined.

If all the pros­per­ous peo­ple left our shores, who would pay taxes to en­rich the gov­ern­ment when there are still some who con­tinue to ride hap­pily on the Gravy Train, not car­ing about the un­der­priv­i­leged.

Cor­rup­tion and crime keeps es­ca­lat­ing phe­nom­e­nally, yet apartheid gets blamed for all the sur­mount­able prob­lems the coun­try ex­pe­ri­ences on a daily ba­sis.

The past should be for­got­ten and the fu­ture lies in hon­est and eq­ui­table politi­cians to run our coun­try, so we can once again be­come a Rain­bow Na­tion and stop all the skul­dug­gery, which will be the ruin of us all.

KAREN SCHAFER Melk­bosstrand

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